1 1 JASON BRENNAN Georgetown University Office: 37 th and O Streets NW Cell: Washington, DC ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS 2015 Robert J. and Elizabeth Flanagan Family Chair Provost s Distinguished Associate Professor Strategy, Economics, Ethics, & Public Policy Georgetown University Assistant Professor of Strategy, Economics, Ethics, & Public Policy Georgetown University Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Research Brown University Research Fellow, Political Science Brown University EDUCATION Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Arizona, Dissertation: The Best Moral Theory Ever: The Merits and Methods of Moral Theory Committee: David Schmidtz (chair), Mark Timmons, Michael Gill M.A. Philosophy, University of Arizona, 2005 B.A. Philosophy, University of New Hampshire, Dec Economics, Case Western Reserve University, RESEARCH INTERESTS Political economy, commodification, voter behavior, voting ethics, political liberty, democratic theory, civic virtue, commerce and ethics, duties of competence and good faith, abuses of power, business ethics of higher ed. PUBLICATIONS Books 2018 Cracks in the Ivory Tower: The Bad Business Ethics of Higher Ed, with Philip Magness, under contract, Oxford University Press Global Justice as Global Freedom, with Bas van der Vossen, under contract. Oxford University Press Against Democracy, Princeton University Press. From the jacket:
2 2 Most people believe democracy is a uniquely just form of government. They believe people have the right to an equal share of political power. And they believe that political participation is good for us it empowers us, helps us get what we want, and tends to make us smarter, more virtuous, and more caring for one another. These are some of our most cherished ideas about democracy. But, says, they are all wrong. In this trenchant book, Brennan argues that democracy should be judged by its results and the results are not good enough. Just as defendants have a right to a fair trial, citizens have a right to competent government. But democracy is the rule of the ignorant and the irrational, and it all too often falls short. Furthermore, no one has a fundamental right to any share of political power, and exercising political power does most of us little good. On the contrary, a wide range of social science research shows that political participation and democratic deliberation actually tend to make people worse more irrational, biased, and mean. Given this grim picture, Brennan argues that a new system of government epistocracy, the rule of the knowledgeable may be better than democracy, and that it s time to experiment and find out. A challenging critique of democracy and the first sustained defense of the rule of the knowledgeable, Against Democracy is essential reading for scholars and students of politics across the disciplines 2018: Translated into Mandarin, Linking Publishing. 2018: Translated into Spanish, Editorial Planeta. 2017: Translated into German, Ullstein Buchverlage. 2017: Translated into Portuguese, Gradiva Press. 2017: Translated into Italian, LUISS University Press. 2017: Translated into Swedish, Timbro Press Markets without Limits, with Peter Jaworski. Routledge Press. From the jacket: May you sell your vote? May you sell your kidney? May gay men pay surrogates to bear them children? May spouses pay each other to watch the kids, do the dishes, or have sex? Should we allow the rich to genetically engineer gifted, beautiful children? Should we allow betting markets on terrorist attacks and natural disasters? Most people shudder at the thought. To put some goods and services for sale offends human dignity. If everything is commodified, then nothing is sacred. The market corrodes our character. Or so most people say. In Markets without Limits, and Peter Jaworski give markets a fair hearing. The market does not introduce wrongness where there was not any previously. Thus, the authors claim, the question of what rightfully may be bought and sold has a simple answer: if you may do it for free, you may do it for money.
3 3 Contrary to the conservative consensus, they claim there are no inherent limits to what can be bought and sold, but only restrictions on how we buy and sell Compulsory Voting: For-and-Against, with Lisa Hill. New York: Cambridge University Press. From the jacket: In many democracies, voter turnout is low and getting lower. If the people choose not to govern themselves, should they be forced to do so? For, compulsory voting is unjust and a petty violation of citizens' liberty. The median non-voter is less informed and rational, as well as more biased than the median voter. According to Lisa Hill, compulsory voting is a reasonable imposition on personal liberty. Hill points to the discernible benefits of compulsory voting and argues that high turnout elections are more democratically legitimate. The authors - both well-known for their work on voting and civic engagement - debate questions such as: Do citizens have a duty to vote, and is it an enforceable duty? Does compulsory voting violate citizens' liberty? If so, is this sufficient grounds to oppose it? Or is it a justifiable violation? Might it instead promote liberty on the whole? Is low turnout a problem, or a blessing? Does compulsory voting produce better government? Or, might it instead produce worse government? Might it, in fact, have little effect overall on the quality of government? 2014 Why Not Capitalism? New York: Routledge Press. From the jacket: Most economists believe capitalism is a compromise with selfish human nature. As Adam Smith put it, "It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest." Capitalism works better than socialism, according to this thinking, only because we are not kind and generous enough to make socialism work. If we were saints, we would be socialists. In Why Not Capitalism?, attacks this widely held belief, arguing that capitalism would remain the best system even if we were morally perfect. Even in an ideal world, private property and free markets would be the best way to promote mutual cooperation, social justice, harmony, and prosperity. Socialists seek to capture the moral high ground by showing that ideal socialism is morally superior to realistic capitalism. But, Brennan responds, ideal capitalism is superior to ideal socialism, and so capitalism beats socialism at every level. Clearly, engagingly, and at times provocatively written, Why Not Capitalism? will cause readers of all political persuasions to re-evaluate where they stand vis-à-vis economic
4 4 priorities and systems as they exist now and as they might be improved in the future. 2016: Translated into Portuguese, Gradiva Press Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford: Oxford University Press. From the jacket: In Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know, provides a clear, straightforward, yet thorough introduction to libertarian and classical liberal political thought. He reveals the ideas behind this growing political movement and explains how libertarianism offers a third-way alternative to traditional left and right politics. Libertarianism also corrects popular misconceptions. It is not about simple-minded paranoia about government, and libertarians are not out to justify the excesses of Big Business or to protect the interests of the rich and powerful. Rather, libertarianism, especially in its oldest classical liberal" incarnations and in its newest bleeding heart wave, is animated by benevolence and a deep concern for the most vulnerable members of society. 2014: Translated into Turkish, Liberte Publishing. 2013: Translated into Mongolian, NEPKO publishing The Ethics of Voting. Princeton: Princeton University Press. From the jacket: This provocative book challenges our fundamental assumptions about voting, revealing why it is not a duty for most citizens and why, in fact, many people owe it to the rest of us not to vote. Bad choices at the polls can result in unjust laws, needless wars, and calamitous economic policies. shows why voters have duties to make informed decisions in the voting booth, to base their decisions on sound evidence for what will create the best possible policies, and to promote the common good rather than their own self-interest. They must vote well or not vote at all. 2017: Translated into Japanese, Keiso Shobo. 2012: Expanded paperback edition of The Ethics of Voting, with new afterword How to Vote Well A Brief History of Liberty, with David Schmidtz. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. From the jacket: Through a fusion of philosophical, social scientific, and historical methods, A Brief History of Liberty provides a comprehensive, philosophically-informed portrait of the elusive nature of one of our most cherished ideals. Offers a succinct yet thorough survey of personal freedom
5 5 Explores the true meaning of liberty, drawing philosophical lessons about liberty from history Considers the writings of key historical figures from Socrates and Erasmus to Hobbes, Locke, Marx, and Adam Smith Combines philosophical rigor with social scientific analysis Argues that liberty refers to a range of related but specific ideas rather than limiting the concept to one definition 2013: Translated into Italian and reprinted. Torino: IBL Libri. Edited Book/Anthology 2017 The Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism, with Bas van der Vossen and David Schmidtz. New York: Routledge, under contract (manuscript submitted). Articles 2017 If You Can Reply for Money, You Can Reply for Free, Journal of Value Inquiry, with Peter Jaworski Propaganda about Propaganda, Critical Review On Competition in Utopian Capitalism, Moral Philosophy and Politics The Demographic Objection to Epistocracy, Res Publica Private Governance and the Three Biases of Political Philosophy, Review of Austrian Economics When May We Kill Government Agents?: In Defense of Moral Parity, Social Philosophy and Policy 32: A Libertarian Case for Mandatory Vaccinations, Journal of Medical Ethics, online first edition: doi: /medethics Estimating the Cost of Adjunct Justice: A Case Study in University Business Ethics, The Journal of Business Ethics, with Phil Magness, doi: /s Are Adjuncts Exploited?: Some Grounds for Skepticism, The Journal of Business Ethics, with Phil Magness, doi: /s Klotzes and Glotzes, Semiotics and Embodying Normative Stances, Business Ethics Review Journal 4: 7-14, with Peter Jaworski I ll Pay You Ten Bucks Not to Murder Me Business Ethics Review Journal, with Peter Jaworski Markets without Symbolic Limits, Ethics 125: Consequences Matter More: In Defense of Instrumentalism about Private versus Public Prisons, Criminal Law and Philosophy, doi: /s y In Defense of Commodification, Moral Philosophy and Politics 2: , with Peter Jaworski Community, Diversity, and Equality in G. A. Cohen s Socialist Ideal, Analyse & Kritik 35: Market Architecture: It s the How, Not the What, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 15: How Smart is Democracy? You Can t Answer that A Priori, Critical Review 26: 4-30.
6 Controversial Ethics as a Foundation for Controversial Political Theory, Studies in Emergent Order 7: Is Market Society Intrinsically Repugnant? The Journal of Business Ethics 112: The Right to Good Faith: How Crony Capitalism Delegitimizes the Administrative State, Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy 11: Political Liberty: Who Needs It? Social Philosophy and Policy 29: Reprinted in Matt Zwolinski, ed., Arguing about Political Philosophy (London: Routledge, 2014.) 2012 Why Liberal States Must Accommodate Tax Resistors, Public Affairs Quarterly 26: For-Profit Business as Civic Virtue, The Journal of Business Ethics 106: The Right to a Competent Electorate. Philosophical Quarterly 61, Reprinted in Tom Lansford, ed., Opposing Viewpoints: Voting Rights (New York: Gale/Cengage2, 2015) Condorcet s Jury Theorem and the Optimum Number of Voters. Politics 31:2, Scepticism about Philosophy. Ratio 23: Polluting the Polls: When Citizens Should Not Vote. Australasian Journal of Philosophy 87:4, Tuck on the Rationality of Voting. Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy 3: Beyond the Bottom Line: The Theoretical Goals of Moral Theorizing. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies 28: What if Kant Had Had a Cognitive Theory of the Emotions? In Valerio Rohden, et al (eds.), Recht und Freiden in der Philosophie Kants: Atken des X. Internationalen Kants-Kongresses (Berlin: De Gruyter), Modesty without Illusion. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 75: Free Will in the Block Universe. Philosophia 35: Dominating Nature. Environmental Values 16: Rawls s Paradox. Constitutional Political Economy 18: Choice and Excellence: A Defense of Millian Individualism. Social Theory and Practice 31: Illiberal Liberals. Review Journal of Political Philosophy 2: Translated into Turkish and reprinted in Liberal Düsünce [The Journal of Liberal Thought] 15 (2010), Book Chapters 2017 Classical Liberalism: Back to the Future, in The Future of Classical Liberalism, ed. M. Todd Henderson. New York: Cambridge University Press Why Caning Beats Incarceration, in Policing and Punishment: Philosophical Problems and Policy Solutions, ed. Chris Surprenant. New York: Routledge Press.
7 The Myths of the Self-Ownership Thesis, with Bas van der Vossen, in Routledge Handbook of Libertarianism, ed., Bas van der Vossen, and David Schmidtz. New York: Routledge Press Epistemic Democracy, in Routledge Handbook of Applied Epistemology, ed. David Coady and James Chase. New York: Routledge Press Murderers at the Ballot Box: On the Permissibility of Lying to Bad Voters, in Political Ethics, ed. David Killoren. New York: Routledge Press Elinor Ostrom s Governing the Commons, in Oxford Handbook of Classics in Contemporary Political Theory, ed. Jacob Levy. New York: Oxford University Press Democracy and Freedom, in The Oxford Handbook of Freedom, ed. David Schmidtz. New York: Oxford University Press Markets, Commodification, and Virtuous Motivation, in Economics and the Virtues, ed. Jennifer Baker and Mark White. New York: Oxford University Press Epistocracy within Public Reason, in Democracy in the Twenty First Century: Problems and Prospects, ed. Ann Cudd and Sally Scholz. Berlin: Springer Classical Liberalism, with John Tomasi, in The Oxford Handbook of Political Philosophy, ed. David Estlund. New York: Oxford University Press Resolved, Con: The United States Should Adopt Compulsory Voting, in Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, 2 nd Edition, ed. Richard Ellis and Michael Nelson. New York: Sage. Book Reviews 2017 Steve Patterson, Square One: The Foundations of Knowledge. (vanity-published, 2015), in The Philosophers Magazine Deane-Peter Baker, Ctizen Killings: Liberalism, State Policy, and Moral Risk (New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2016) in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Joseph Heath, Morality, Competition and the Firm: The Market Failures Approach to Business Ethics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), in Kennedy Institute for Ethics Journal Claudio López-Guerra, Democracy and Disenfranchisement (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014), in Social Theory and Practice William MacAskill, Doing Good Better (New York: Gotham Books, 2015), in The Philosopher s Magazine Gary Chartier, Anarchy and Legal Order: Politics for a Stateless Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews Ruth Grant, Strings Attached (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012), in Public Choice 155: The Experience of Freedom. Review of C. Fred Alford, Rethinking Freedom (New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005), in Review of Politics 68: Reference 2016 Voting. In The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, ed. Edward Zalta.
8 The Free Market. In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics, ed. William R. Thompson. New York: Oxford University Press Libertarianism. In Oxford Bibliographies in Political Science, ed. Sandy Baisel. New York: Oxford University Press Liberty and Freedom. In Political and Civic Leadership, ed. Richard A. Couto (Thousands Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing) Liberty. In The Encyclopedia of Political Theory, ed. Simon Caney (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publishing), Marijuana. In Social Issues in America, ed. James Ciment (Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe), Op-Eds and Public Outreach Publications 2017 Politics Makes Us Dumb and Mean, Emotion Researcher, Feb Is This the End of Democracy?, New Statesman, Dec Five Myths about Democracy, Washington Post, Nov The Problem with Our Government Is Democracy, Washington Post, Nov Trump Won Because Voters Are Ignorant, Literally, Foreign Policy, Nov Why Democracy Is Not Sacred, Reason, Nov Much Like Alcohol, Democracy Is Best in Moderation, Zocalo Public Square, Oct Much Like Alcohol, Democracy Is Best in Moderation, Houston Chronicle, Oct Voting Isn t the Only Way to Contribute, Newsday, Oct Epistocracy Defended, Aeon, Sep. edition Against Democracy, The National Interest, Sep. edition The Electoral College is Anti-Democratic And That s a Good Thing, Marketwatch, Sep , Can Epistocracy Fix Democracy?, LA Times, Sunday Aug Trump s Ideology Test Could Make Sense, but Not in the Way He Means, Marketwatch, Aug We Can Blame Old People for Brexit, but We Shouldn t Take Away Their Votes, Quartz, July The Brexit Vote Has Exposed the Flaws of Referendum Democracy, Newsweek, June What Brexit Voters Forgot on Their Way to the Polls, Quartz, June Pox Populi, Chronicle Review. June Make Sure Elites and the People Keep Each Other in Check, Zócalo Public Square, June Political Philosophy: An Introduction. Introductory open-access textbook on political philosophy, published by the Cato Institute What Are the Limits to Markets?, with Peter Jaworski, lead essay in debate on commodification, Cato Unbound, with Robert Kuttner and Benjamin Barber as respondents Black Markets Kill, debate on kidney sales with Pedro García Otero, Pan Am Post, Sep Why Do Smart Politicians Say Stupid Things?, Newsweek, Sep It s Okay to Have Nice Things, Aeon. June 12.
9 Let 16-Year-Olds Vote. CNN.com. Sep What the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Says about Capitalism, Fortune, June Against Compulsory Voting. CostCo Connection, Nov Should Voting Be Mandatory? No. Junior Scholastic, Jan High Turnout Would Be a Disaster. New York Times, Nov The Ethics of Voting. The Art of Theory. Summer edition Be a Smart Voter Canada Needs You. The Globe and Mail. Mar What Guarantees Liberty? Consider, with David Schmidtz, debate with Elizabeth Anderson Conceptions of Freedom. Co-authored with David Schmidtz, lead essay in debate on liberty, Cato Unbound, with Phillip Pettit, John Christman, and Tom Palmer as respondents. Two replies to critics: Is Liberty an Inherently Social Concept? (single-authored) and Reflections on the History and Language of Liberty (co-authored with Schmidtz.) SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 2017 Against Democracy, Center for Global Humanities, University of New England, Nov Why Not Capitalism?, Boise State University, Nov Against Democracy, University of Oslo, Oct Against Democracy, Marshall University, Sep Civic Virtue without Politics, keynote address, University of Groningen, Jun Against Democracy, Stockholm University, Apr Series of talks in Stockholm to promote Swedish translation of Against Democracy, Apr Why Not Epistocracy?, Association for Private Enterprise Education, April Series of talks in Germany to promote German translation of Against Democracy, Apr Against Democracy, Heider College of Business, Creighton University, Mar Do Employers Owe a Living Wage?, PPE Society, New Orleans, Mar Against Democracy, Sheffield University, Mar When All Else Fails: Resistance to State Injustice, Sheffield University, Mar Against Democracy, Council on Foreign Relations, Washington, DC, Mar Against Democracy, Texas Tech University, Feb Libertarianism and Social Justice, Wellesley College, Jan The Demographic Objection to Epistocracy, American Philosophical Association, Baltimore, MD, Jan Against Democracy, Harvard University, Oct The Ethics of Voting, University of Central Arkansas, Oct The Ethics of Voting, Christopher Newport University, Oct Panel on democracy, St. Mary s College, Sep Against Democracy, Ohio State University, Sep Most Americans Shouldn t Vote, Western Michigan University, Sep Most Americans Shouldn t Vote, Virginia Commonwealth University, Sep Markets without Limits, Duke University (PPE), Sep Markets without Limits, Dartmouth College, May Markets without Limits, University of Colorado, Boulder, Apr. 4.
10 Murderers at the Ballot Box On Lying to Bad Voters, University of Colorado, Boulder, Apr The Economic and Moral Case for Open Borders, Virginia Commonwealth University, Mar Dirtying One s Hands: A Defense of Political Sabotage, UNC Chapel Hill, Mar The Economic and Moral Case for Open Borders, University of Virginia, Feb Libertarianism and Social Justice, Wellesley College, Jan A Libertarian Defense of Mandatory Vaccination, American Philosophical Association, Jan Markets without Limits, West Virginia University, Dec Why Not Capitalism?, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Nov Markets without Limits, Brown University, Nov Why Most Americans Should Not Vote, UNC Greensboro, Oct Markets without Limits, Duke University School of Law, Oct Markets without Limits, Trinity College, Oct Markets without Limits, University of Kentucky College of Law, Sep Markets without Limits, Loyola University New Orleans, Sep Markets without Limits, University of New Orleans, Sep Do Markets Corrupt?, UCLA, May Why Not Capitalism?, University of Minnesota, Duluth, Apr For-Profit Business as Civic Virtue, Zapara School of Business, La Sierra University, Apr Why Not Capitalism?, Washington College, Apr Markets without Limits, SUNY Buffalo, Apr Markets without Limits, University of Pennsylvania, Mar Why Not Capitalism?, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, Feb Why Not Capitalism?, Wellesley College, Feb Why Not Capitalism?, St. John s University, Feb When May We Kill Government Agents? In Defense of Moral Parity, Social Philosophy and Policy conference, University of Arizona, Dec Markets without Limits, Southern Economic Association, Nov Why Not Capitalism?, American University, Nov Markets without Symbolic Limits, New York University, Nov Most Americans Should Not Vote, California State University, Sacramento, Nov. 3. Keynote address Why Not Capitalism? College of New Jersey, Oct Markets without Limits, Western Carolina University, Sep Markets without Limits, George Mason University, May Markets without Symbolic Limits, University of Toronto, Mar Competence and the Right to Rule, Public Choice Society, Charleston, SC, Mar Why Not Capitalism? American Philosophical Association, Society for Business Ethics, Central Division, Chicago, IL, Feb Series of talks, Wellesley College, Jan Why Not Capitalism? American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, Baltimore, MD, Dec. 29. Invited symposium on capitalism and social justice Why Not Capitalism? Bowling Green State University, Dec 16.
11 Why Not Capitalism? University of New Orleans, Nov Why Not Capitalism? University of Arizona, Oct On the Rationality of Law. Duke University, Sep How Smart Is Democracy? Against A Priori Answers. American Political Science Association. Symposium on Democratic Reason. Chicago, IL, Aug The Demographic Argument for Compulsory Voting. American Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. Aug The Ethics of Rent Seeking. Society for Business Ethics, Aug The Ethics Consulting Project. Society for Business Ethics. Aug Signaling Equality? Against Semiotic Arguments for Democracy. Conference on Problems of Democracy. Charles Sturt University/CAPPE/Australian National University. Canberra, ACT, Australia. July Why Political Philosophy Goes Off Course, Conference on Markets, Justice, and the Law, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University, May Critic in Author Meets Critics session on John Tomasi s Free Market Fairness, American Philosophical Association. San Francisco, CA. Mar The Ethics Project. Aspen Undergraduate Business Consortium meeting, Mar The Ethics of Rent Seeking. George Washington University School of Business. Feb Against Compulsory Voting. Georgia State University, Feb Business Activity as an Expression of Civic Virtue. James Madison University, Feb Series of talks on Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know. Wellesley College, Jan Business Activity as an Expression of Civic Virtue. Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Dec The Right to Good Faith: How Crony Capitalism Delegitimizes Democratic Government. Conference on the Government Bailouts and Crony Capitalism. Georgetown University. Nov When Citizens May Assassinate Democratic Officials? UNC Greensboro, Nov Why Open Borders Are Morally Imperative, UNC Greensboro, Nov Epistocracy within Public Reason. International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy. Baltimore, MD. Oct Most Americans Shouldn t Vote. Hampden-Sydney College. Oct Most Americans Shouldn t Vote. University of Richmond. Oct The Ethics Project Society for Business Ethics Annual Meeting. Boston, MA. Aug Invited panel on The Ethics of Voting, Association of Private Enterprise Education, Apr Series of lectures on The Ethics of Voting, Rhodes College, Feb Comments on David Sobel s Backing Away from Self-Ownership. Arizona Current Research Workshop. University of Arizona, Jan Book forum on The Ethics of Voting, with commentary by Bryan Caplan, CATO Institute, July Political Liberty: Who Needs It? Linfield College, May Civic Virtue without Politics. Georgetown University, Nov 16.
12 Political Liberty: Who Needs It? Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University, Nov Political Liberty: Who Needs It? University of North Carolina, Sep When Citizens Should Not Vote. Australian National University, Research School of the Social Sciences, Aug Responsible Voting. Center for American Studies conference on civic virtue, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA, Feb. 4. Expected to be published in an anthology later Does Empirical Psychology Vindicate Utilitarianism? American Philosophical Association, Central Division, Chicago, IL, Feb Civic Virtue without Politics. New England Political Science Association, Portland, ME, May Civic Virtue without Politics. Invited symposium on civic virtue, American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, Vancouver, BC, Apr Civic Virtue without Politics. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, Apr Fighting over Freedom. Invited panel on freedom, New England Political Science Association, Providence, RI, Apr Invited participant, roundtable on Private Property, Taxation, and Justice, Program in Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law, University of Virginia, Mar Pluralism about Moral Theories. Current Research Workshop, University of Arizona, Jan The Social Contract as an Institutional Framework for Entrepreneurship. Oxford University, Apr Positive Liberty and Economic Freedom. Tulane University, Mar Philosophical Dissensus. University of Maryland, Feb Philosophical Dissensus. College of William and Mary, Feb Modesty without Illusion. College of William and Mary, Feb Philosophical Dissensus. Bowling Green State University, Jan Theory Multiplism. University of New Hampshire, Oct On Behalf of Moral Principles. American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division (colloquium paper), Portland, OR, Mar What If Kant Had Had a Cognitive Theory of the Emotions? 10 th International Kant Congress, University of São Paulo, Sep The Vices of the Virtues of Ignorance. International Society for Utilitarian Studies, Dartmouth College, Aug Free Will in the Block Universe. Society for Exact Philosophy, University of Toronto, May Rawls' Paradox. North Texas Philosophical Association, Southern Methodist University, Apr. 23 TELEVISION, RADIO, VIDEO, INTERVIEWS, BLOGGING 2017 Interview on German edition of Against Democracy, Aspekte, ZDF, Mar C-SPAN, one-hour interview on Against Democracy, Dec Michael Smerconish Show, Siriux XM 143 (POTUS), Dec The Agenda with Steve Paiken, TVO, Nov NPR, To the Point, on the electoral college, Nov. 4.
13 KCBS, on the ethics of voting, Oct Matt Townsend Show, XM 143, on epistocracy, Sep Elle interview on the ethics of voting, Sep. edition Philosophy Talk interview on the ethics of voting, Sep Wayne Resnick KFI AM 640 San Diego, Sep Steel and Ungar, XM 124, on Against Democracy, Sep Alan Colmes Show on epistocracy, Sep Mike Medved Show on epistocracy, Aug Vice interview on the ethics of voting, Aug WGBH Radio on epistocracy, Aug Newstalk Radio on epistocracy and pathologies of democracy, Aug NPR, To the Point, July 28, on voting one s conscience NPR, Take Two, July 28, on the ethics of voting CBC Radio, The Current, June 29, on Brexit Online lecture series on introduction to political philosophy, eleven twenty-minute sessions, available at Libertarianism.org/Cato Institute Discussion of Why Not Capitalism?, Rose Unplugged, AM Discussions of the Ethics of Voting, NPR, Wisconsin Public Radio To the Best of Our Knowledge, and the Armstrong and Getty Show (various stations throughout California), various dates in late Oct Bloggingheads.TV discussion on Why Not Capitalism? with Will Wilkinson Stossel, Fox Business, interview about social justice, Nov Debate about compulsory voting, Southern California Public Radio, Sep Interview about The Ethics of Voting, Perspectives with Elaina Goldstein, AM 790 Providence, Mar Interview about Libertarianism, Greg Kino Program, Adrenaline Radio, AM 1680 Los Angeles, Jan Q&A with Brian Lamb, C-SPAN, one-hour interview on Libertarianism: What Everyone Needs to Know, Jan HuffPost Live, on non-voters and motivations behind voter abstention. Nov The Stream, Al Jazeera, debate and discussion of effects of third party voting and abstention. Oct NPR, interview on the pros and cons of campaign finance reform and mandatory disclosure Toronto Star/Mark News TV debate on compulsory voting with Liberal Party of Canada former president Alfred Apps New Books in Philosophy, interviewed by Robert Talisse Religion and Public Reason, Philosophy TV discussion with Kevin Vallier PBS, Need to Know, interview about The Ethics of Voting CBC, The Sunday Edition, with Michael Enright, interview on The Ethics of Voting. Broadcasted Mar Interviews with Vanity Fair Italia and Esquire Russia on voting ethics The Moral Meaning of Christmas? Philosophy TV videocast Political Liberty: Who Needs It?/The Epistemic Argument for Hedonism, Philosophy TV discussion with Neil Sinhabubu Bloggingheads.TV discussion on civic virtue with Richard Dagger Radio Netherlands Interview on Polluting the Polls. Oct. 30.
14 The Guardian Politics interview on When Citizens Should Not Vote Bloggingheads.TV discussion on In Defense of Not Voting, with Will Wilkinson. Contributor to Princeton University Press, Oxford University Press, Blackwell s and Philosophy Bleeding Heart Libertarians, Public Reason, PEA Soup, and Foundation for Economic Education blogs. TEACHING EXPERIENCE * Indicates a new course I created or helped to create. Dissertation Committees Georgetown University: Gordon Shannon, Alexander McCobin Tulane University: Tom Mulligan Master s Thesis Committee University of Cape Town: David Harris Graduate Level, at Georgetown University Principled Leadership, Moral Decision-Making (with John Hasnas) MBA Tutorials, at Georgetown University Economic Growth, Stability, and Openness; Leadership and Perceptions of Corporate Debt in Emerging Markets Undergraduate Level, at Georgetown University *Ethics and Entrepreneurship (first year seminar, PPE), *The Moral Foundations of Market Society (mid-level lecture, PPE), Social Responsibilities of Business (senior capstone) Graduate Level, at Brown University *Civic Virtue and the Duties of Citizens (Seminar). Undergraduate Level, at Brown University Moral Philosophy (mid-level lecture), *History of Moral Philosophy: The British Moralists (advanced lecture/seminar), *Prosperity: The Ethics and Economics of Wealth Creation (advanced Lecture, PPE), with John Tomasi (political science) and Mark Koyama (economics), Reason and Religion (Introductory Lecture), *Environmental Ethics (mid-level lecture, PPE), Moral Philosophy (mid-level Lecture), *Freedom (first year seminar), *Moral Metatheory (senior research seminar). Independent Studies and Tutorials Supervised, at Brown University Citizens of Faith and Public Reason (Bachelor s Thesis), Self-interest and Morality (Bachelor s Thesis), Social Contract Theories, Constructivism in Metaethics and
15 15 Political Theory, Voting Ethics, Green Political Liberalism (Bachelor s Thesis, as second reader), Political Economy Undergraduate Level, at the University of Arizona Philosophy of Freedom (Upper Level Lecture), Business Ethics (Upper Level Lecture), Philosophy of Freedom (Upper Level Lecture), Ancient Philosophy (Mid- Level Lecture). Courses Assisted, at the University of Arizona Introductory Philosophy of Science, with Shaughan Lavine; Introductory Philosophy of Mind, with David Chalmers; Introductory Metaphysics, with Laurie Paul. PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES AND SERVICE Series Editor, Political Philosophy for the Real World, series of PPE-style books from Routledge Press Editorial board, Public Affairs Quarterly Project Editor, Social Philosophy and Policy Category Editor, Government and Democracy, philpapers.org Promotion/tenure review: New York University Occasional Referee Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Routledge Press, Princeton University Press, University of Chicago Press, Stanford University Press, Cornell University Press, Palgrave-MacMillan, Springer Press, Continuum/Bloomsbury Press Swiss Science Foundation, Israeli Science Foundation, Canadian Philosophical Association, KU Leuven Ethics; Mind; Nous; American Political Science Review; The Australasian Journal of Philosophy: Philosophical Studies; Philosophical Quarterly; Philosophers Imprint; American Journal of Political Science; The Journal of Political Philosophy; Ratio; Canadian Journal of Philosophy; Politics, Philosophy, and Economics; British Journal of Political Science; The Journal of Politics; Rationality and Society; Social Theory and Practice; Political Studies; Oxford Studies in Political Philosophy, The Journal of Medical Ethics; The Journal of Value Inquiry; The Journal of Ethics; The Journal of Moral Philosophy; Episteme; Public Affairs Quarterly; Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal; The Journal of Ethics and Social Philosophy; The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy; Politics; Social Science Quarterly; Contemporary Political Theory; The European Journal of Political Theory; Environmental Politics; The Independent Review; Business Ethics Quarterly; The Journal of Business Ethics; Medicine, Health Care, and Philosophy; European Journal of Analytic Philosophy; Democratization; Ethical Perspectives; The Journal of Markets and Morality; The Journal of Philosophical Research; The Journal of the American Philosophical Association; Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy; Laws, Ethics, and Philosophy; The Journal f Global Ethics; Ethics, Policy, and Environment. DEPARTMENTAL AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
16 16 Chairperson, Designing the Future(s) Advisory Committee (Overseeing development of experimental pedagogy at Georgetown) 2016-present. Faculty Director, First Year Seminar Program, McDonough School of Business, present. Governing Fellow, Georgetown University Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics, present. Advisory Committee on Business Practices (overseeing ethical vending practices at Georgetown), 2011-present Board Member, Engaged Ethics Initiative, Georgetown University, Georgetown Honor Council, Aspen Undergraduate Education Taskforce, Georgetown University Undergraduate General Education Committee Member, Associate Director of the Political Theory Project, Brown University, Pre-orientation talk to MSB BUILD students, Aug Markets without Limits, talk to Economics Society, George Mason University, Feb How to Navigate the Moral Challenges of College. Lecture to Langley High School Seniors for Langley HS Ethics Day, May Why Most Americans Shouldn t Vote. Lecture to Georgetown SFL From Values to Action, public discussion on leadership, Woodstock Theological Institute Why Libertarians Should Embrace Social Justice, Lecture to Georgetown SFL Science is Compatible with God, but So What? Public discussion and debate on compatibility of science and theism, with biologist Ken Miller, for Brown Janus Forum Lectures on animal rights to RI minimal security inmates taking an environmental studies course sponsored by Brown University Presented Civic Virtue without Politics to Brown undergraduate philosophy club Judge, Brown Debating Union Hicks Award Competition, Apr Presented Should Some People Not Vote? to Janus Forum (undergraduate political club), Brown University, Feb Presented Is Philosophy a Mistake? to Janus Forum (undergraduate political club), Brown University, Feb Graduate Student Representative to the Faculty, Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona REFERENCES Richard Arneson, Professor of Philosophy Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego, CA (858) Geoffrey Brennan, Professor of Philosophy, Australian National University Distinguished Research Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill Professor of Political Science, Duke University
17 17 Philosophy Program, Research School of the Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia, (+61 2) Julia Driver, Professor of Philosophy Department of Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, (314) David Estlund, Lombardo Family Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Political Science Department of Philosophy, Brown University, Box 1918, Providence, RI (401) John Hasnas, Professor of Strategy and Ethics; Professor of Law McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University, 37 th and O Streets NW Washington, DC, (202) David Schmidtz, Kendrick Professor of Philosophy, Professor of Economics Director, Arizona Freedom Center Department of Philosophy, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (520) John Tomasi, Professor of Political Science, Director of the Political Theory Project Department of Political Science, Brown University, Box 1844, Providence, RI (401)